0 SAB 2 Timothy 4

Who hath saved us ... not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace ... before the world began. 1:9

Trivia: Who did Paul say had forsaken him in 2 Timothy 4:10?

2 Timothy


I have fought the good fight
(so I deserve a crown of righteousness)

1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

Keep preaching.

3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

4And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

Because the time will come

when people won't believe sound doctrine.

They'll have itching ears, listening to those who

encourage them to follow after their own lusts,

believing in fables rather than the truth.

7I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

I have fought the good fight.

8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:

So the Lord will give me a crown of righteousness

when he appears on that day.

Demas has forsaken me

10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.

12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.

13 The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.

Demas has forsaken me. [1]

Alexander did me much evil
(God will reward according to his works)

14Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:

Alexander did me much evil.

The Lord will reward him according to his works. [2]

15Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.

You should watch out for him too.

Because he disagreed with us.

Everyone deserted me
(but God saved me from the lion's mouth)

16At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

When I was put on trial, everyone deserted me.

17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

But the Lord stood by me,

and I was delivered from the lion's mouth.

18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.

20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.

21 Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.

As he will deliver me from every evil work,

so I can enter his heavenly kingdom.

22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.



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